Thursday, October 12, 2006

Name That Commandment: The Sen. George Allen Edition

It’s tough to take the Religious Right seriously when they want to impose Biblical law on the rest of us but they just can’t live by those same laws themselves.

Our most recent case in point is Sen. George Allen of Virginia, a conservative Republican Christian who has eyes on the White House in 2008.

But first, Allen needs to win re-election in next month’s increasingly competitive senate race — a task that will be all the more difficult following revelations that Allen recently broke WHICH of the following 10 Commandments?

(Will give you a hint — the word “Macaca” or the fact that his mother is really Jewish DO NOT enter into the equation)

A. The Third: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
B. The Sixth: Thou shalt not commit adultery
C. The Seventh: Thou shalt not steal
D. The Eighth: Thou shalt not bear false witness

C: This time, it was the Eighth Commandment — the one about bearing false witness — that Sen. Allen decided he could live without.

Specifically, for five years in a row Allen failed to disclose more than $1 million in stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company in violation of Congressional rules — in other words, he lied.


At 8:03 AM, Blogger Patriot Fan said...

When the Christian Right Goes Wrong? You talk like Christians can't make mistakes or something. Very sad...

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Greg Spring said...

Well, they can make mistakes, to err is human, you know. But when politician who want to impose Biblical law on the rest of us can't seem to live by those same laws themselves...well, we don't consider that to be an err, but rather, grotesque hypocrisy. And that we simply cannot stand for.


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